Folklore that I remember so unreliably I avoid trying to repeat it here
held that Python threading had problems on BSD and allied Unixes. What's
the status of this? I suspect the answer is, "Everything works, and the
only real problem ever was that *signals* have different semantics under
Linux and *BSD." Anyone who can answer explicitly, though, would repre-
sent a help to me.
The Python Packaging Index (the software formerly known
as Cheeseshop) is now available at
The old addresses (www.python.org/pypi, and
cheeseshop.python.org/pypi) will continue to work,
either as aliases or using HTTP redirections.
The software was renamed to its old name
(PyPI - Python Package Index), as the Cheeseshop
name was ever confusing people unfamiliar with
British television comedy sketch (and puzzling
even to people familiar with the sketch, as
you *can* get packages from the package index).
If you would like to discuss PyPI and its future,
please join catalog-sig(a)python.org.
I am using python v2.5 and I am an amateur working on python. I am extending
python for my research work and would like some help and guidance w.r.t this
matter from you experienced python developers.
II want to add some more KEYWORDS and DATATYPES into the python script apart
from the existing ones.
It would be really great if anybody could guide me as which files and
modules I need to look to make these additions and enhancements to the
existing python version. Thanks a lot in advance and your help is really
PhD Grad Student.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. -
In PEP 9 there's a requirement that PEPs must follow the "emacs
convention" of 2 spaces after a period. (I didn't know this was an emacs
convention, I thought it was a convention of people who used typewriters.)
I've tried hard to maintain this textual convention in my own PEPs, even
though it's very unnatural to me. But I see from looking at the other
PEPs that that this convention is very inconsistently enforced - some
have it and some don't. Worse, I've had one person (who apparently
wasn't aware of the rule) flag my use of extra space after a period as a
bug in my PEP.
(When I first learned to type, I used one space after a period. Then
years later, someone convinced me that two spaces was the proper style
and so I switched to that for a few years. But later I switched back
because I realized that most modern typographical layout engines seem to
calculate inter-sentence spacing properly when the number of space
characters after a period is one. And in HTML [which is how most people
view PEPs anyway] it doesn't matter since the browser is going to filter
out the extra space anyway.)
So if we're not going to enforce the rule consistently (and it seems as
if we're not), can we then just remove it from PEP 9? I'm not saying
that we should change the rule to one space, I'm suggesting that we just
drop the requirement and let people use whatever they prefer.